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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Shane Todd's death Inquest launched in Singapore

A young US engineer found dead in his Singapore flat last year had accessed several websites on suicide and depression, a lawyer for the city state told an official inquiry into his death.

The coroner's inquiry, which opened on Monday, comes after months of uncertainty over the fate of Shane Todd, who had been employed by a Singapore government research agency at the time of his death, aged 31.

He was found hanging from the bathroom door in his apartment in June, two days after he had left his job at the agency, the Institute of Microelectronics (IME). He had been working on the development of gallium nitride, a substance with both commercial and military uses.